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Tirell is a Prince whose father is forcing to marry against his will. The first part of the story is told from the point of view of his younger brother Frain as the two of them run away from their father. They journey over "the wall" to Acheron where they encounter the beautiful and mystical Shamarra and the Black beast. Tirell vows revenge on his father for killing his love and the second part of the book is told from the viewpoint of his ally Fraban of Vaire as they build up a force and ellude Tirell's father's troops. The final part of the book is told from Tirell's point of view and includes the battle with his fathers troops and the aftermath in which his brother Frain's healing powers are fully revealed as is his true father.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 30%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 10% FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy world/fantasy past Coming of age    -   Yes Youngster becomes    -   ruler Political power play    -   Yes Political plotlets    -   overthrowing govt/kingdom Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Age:    -   a teen


Terrain    -   Water    -   Mountains    -   Forests    -   Domed/Underground City A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   humans in a primitive/fantasy society Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths How much dialogue?    -   little dialog

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